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The Gold Coast is Queensland’s premier holiday destination that boasts a breathtaking coastline and offers an amazing range of fun tourist attractions and wonderful theme parks.

Whether it’s for a beach holiday, family vacation or romantic honeymoon, the Gold Coast is an excellent choice for your next vacation.

Gold Coast Attractions, Fun Tourist Things To Do & What To See in Australia


 With many unique natural and man-made attractions, the list of Gold Coast things to do is close to endless. In addition, the changing tourism and lifestyle of this city brings new things to do and see to the Gold Coast’s ever-changing list of attractions and activies.

Whether it’s the latest events, shows, festivals or a new range of adrenaline pumping theme parks, the Gold Coast is ready to amaze visitors with something new and fresh; with the Gold Coast’s spectacular beaches and verdant rainforests always a major draw-card.

To complement the amazing range of tourist attractions, the city also offers a pulsating nightlife. With all of these things on offer, the Gold Coast is unquestionably a great spot for all visitors.

Here you’ll also find five unique theme parks as well; including Dreamworld and Warner Brothers Movie World. In addition, there are many other adventurous waterparks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Whether you’re keen to experience the jaw-dropping fun rides or interested in getting up-close and personal with Australia’s amazing mammal and bird species, the Gold Coast has plenty of things to see and do that will certainly cater to all your interests.




Currumbin Rock Pools

Currumbin Rock Pools

Currumbin Valley, QLD

The scenic view of rugged rocks, the calm pool of water and the beautiful forest all add together to make Currumbin Rock Pools an idyllic location for your family and friends. Located just a short 15 minutes drive from...

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Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Benowa, QLD

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens is another must-see destination while holidaying on the, as the gardens are centrally located within close proximity to Surfers Paradise. Visitors coming to tour the Botanic Gardens...

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King Tutts Putt Putt

King Tutts Putt Putt

Surfers Paradise, QLD
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If you are looking for a fun activity whilst on the Gold Coast, check out King Tutts Putt Putt a family-friendly mini-golf course. This venue in Surfers Paradise is a great place for some light-hearted fun and is...

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David Fleay Wildlife Park

David Fleay Wildlife Park

West Burleigh, QLD

The David Fleay Wildlife Park is unique in its approach; presenting diverse indigenous wildlife species in their natural habitat. Located in the suburb of Burleigh Heads, the park aims to raise awareness and educate the...

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Metricon Stadium

Metricon Stadium

Carrara, QLD

Metricon Stadium (also known as Carrara Stadium) is the Gold Coast’s primary sports and entertainment venue. Metricon Stadium is primarily used as the home ground of the Gold Coast Sun’s AFL team, and also...

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The Rockpools

The Rockpools

Southport, QLD

The Rockpools water park is nestled within the picturesque suburb of Southport right on the beach. It is one of the best places to take your children to cool off on a hot sunny day. Located just 5kms north of Surfers...

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German Cuckoo Clock Nest

German Cuckoo Clock Nest

Eagle Heights, QLD

The German Cuckoo Clock Nest is located at the Gallery Walk on Mount Tamborine in the beautiful Hinterland region of the Gold Coast. This family-owned business features one of the biggest ranges of grandfather clocks...

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Gold Coast Turf Club

Gold Coast Turf Club

Bundall, QLD

The Gold Coast Turf Club is home to many of Australia’s most famous horse races and hosts over 60 race meetings every year. With fine dining options and the ability to cater for formal or corporate events, the...

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Gold Coast Arts Centre

Gold Coast Arts Centre

Surfers Paradise, QLD

The Gold Coast Arts Centre is a versatile venue located in Surfers Paradise that hosts many events on the Gold Coast all throughout the year. With its very own cinema, large atrium theatre and gallery, the Gold Coast...

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Gold Coast Convention And Exhibition Centre

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Broadbeach, QLD

When travelling to beautiful Queensland visit the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and enjoy the many events presented by this state of the art facility. Designed to handle events of all kinds, the Gold Coast...

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Illusions Magic Show

Illusions Magic Show

Hope Island, QLD
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Illusions Magic Show is the perfect show for visitors to the Gold Coast who are looking for a night of comedy, illusions and fun! Located at the Village Theatre in Sanctuary Cove, the Illusions Magic Show introduces you...

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Witches Chase Cheese

Witches Chase Cheese

North Tamborine, QLD

Visiting the Gold Coast Hinterland offers many amazing opportunities for all kinds of travellers. Most visitors are aware of the beautiful National Parks, but may not be aware that the region is a real gem when it comes...

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Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens

Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens

Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens is a must visit destination during your stay on the Gold Coast. As Tamborine Mountain is just a short drive from the Gold Coast city centre, it is easily accessible by car, or there...

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Mount Bithongabel

Mount Bithongabel

Limpinwood, NSW

If you want to experience some real Australian wilderness on your next Gold Coast holiday, consider a hike to Mount Bithongabel, located in one of the area’s most beautiful National Parks. Mount Bithongabel is...

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Mount Merino

Mount Merino

O'reilly, QLD

Mount Merino is found in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, with extensive walking tracks that allow visitors to view the wonders of nature. Mount Merino is one of the best places to visit in Lamington...

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Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve

Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve

Coombabah, QLD

The Coombabah Lake Conservation Park is a nature reserve that is a wetland on the Gold Coast, just a short drive north of Surfers Paradise. The Coombabah Lake Conservation Park protects over 2500 acres of a lowland...

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Nerang State Forest

Nerang State Forest

Nerang, QLD

Nerang State Forest is located at the Gold Coast hinterland on the outskirts of Nerang and just 12 kilometres north-west of Surfers Paradise. The forest is known as a “dry rainforest” with grey gum...

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Pine Ridge Conservation Park

Pine Ridge Conservation Park

Runaway Bay, QLD

The Pine Ridge Conservation Park is a small conservation park which is located near the coast, just 10 km north of the Gold Coast city centre via the Gold Coast Highway. Pine Ridge Conservation Park protects many...

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Numinbah Forest Reserve

Numinbah Forest Reserve

Numinbah Valley, QLD

Numinbah Forest Reserve is located at the foothills of the Border Ranges, just 40 kilometres North of Murwillumbah, or 25 kilometres South-West of Nerang. It is one of the most popular natural attractions in Queensland...

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King Opal

King Opal

Helensvale, QLD

King Opal is a unique attraction on the Gold Coast where visitors can purchase some of Australia’s best opals, sourced directly from the miners. Over 95% of the worlds opals are currently sourced from Australia...

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Mount Cougal

Mount Cougal

Currumbin Valley, QLD

Mount Cougal located within Springbrook National Park, just 25 kilometres south-west of the Gold Coast city centre. There are two peaks on the mountain, West Peak and East Peak which are about 694 meters above sea level...

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Mt Brewery

MT Brewery

Mount Tamborine, QLD

The MT Brewery is located on Mount Tamborine, in the picturesque Gold Coast hinterland. The MT Brewery is renowned for its award-winning beers which are produced by using the best ingredients, traditional brewing...

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Gold Coast City Gallery

Gold Coast City Gallery

Surfers Paradise, QLD

The Gold Coast City Gallery is located within the Gold Coast Arts Centre, within walking distance of the Surfers Paradise foreshore. This beautiful gallery houses hundreds of paintings as part of their permanent...

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Superbee Honeyworld Gold Coast

Superbee Honeyworld Gold Coast

Currumbin, QLD

Superbee Honeyworld is located just 5 minutes north of the Gold Coast airport in Currumbin and is a major tourist destination for thousands of visitors each year. Home to millions of bees and an extensive selection of...

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Planet Chill

Planet Chill

Surfers Paradise, QLD
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Planet Chill is an ice-skating rink located within Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast. The best part about Planet Chill is that it is open to the public, so you don’t have to stay at the resort in order to enjoy...

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Surf World Gold Coast

Surf World Gold Coast

Currumbin, QLD
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Surf World is located in Currumbin on the Gold Coast, just 25kms south of Surfers Paradise. Surf World is a museum that showcases Australia’s largest collection of surfboards and other surfing memorabilia. Surf...

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Mount Barney National Park

Mount Barney National Park

Barney View, QLD

Mount Barney National Park is a popular natural attraction for visitors to the Gold Coast. Located just 90km south-west of Brisbane, this park is known as a sanctuary for several endangered bird species. Geographically...

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Anzac Park

Anzac Park

Southport, QLD

Anzac Park is a large open parkland located in Southport on the Gold Coast. Located next to the Broadwater Parklands and near to the Rockpools along the beach, Anzac Park is a popular spot for families to bring their...

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Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Bilinga, QLD

The Gold Coast Airport (or Coolangatta airport) is one of the most popular domestic Australian airports. The Gold Coast, being a renowned holiday destination, experiences a huge influx of passengers all throughout the...

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Coomera Falls

Coomera Falls

Beechmont, QLD

Coomera Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Lamington National Park which descends 64 metres into the Coomera Gorge. Coomera Falls is a segmented waterfall found on the upper side of river Coomera. In order to...

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Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

North Tamborine, QLD

The Tamborine Mountain Distillery is an internationally renowned distillery and an esteemed liquor brand within Australia. You will find many varieties of wine, liqueurs, schnapps and spirits sold here in beautifully...

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Best Of All Lookout

Best of All Lookout

Springbrook, QLD

Whilst visiting the popular Springbrook National Park, make sure you visit the Best of All Lookout. This lookout is known as the best viewing point on the Gold Coast and offers some of the most beautiful views of the...

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Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam

Advancetown, QLD

The Hinze Dam has a catchment area of 207 square kilometres and serves as the main water supply and flood mitigation to residents on the Gold Coast. Visitors to the Gold Coast can come and see this huge structure which...

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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Binna Burra, QLD

The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk is a great tourist attraction for bushwalkers to the Gold Coast Hinterland. This area is famous for challenging hiking activities, bird watching and wildlife observation. The Great...

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Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Heads, QLD

The Gold Coast is home to many beautiful national parks and forests. Burleigh Heads National Park is one such park where the forest meets the sea. Burleigh Heads National Park has been formed where volcanic columns...

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Currumbin Valley

Currumbin Valley

Currumbin Valley, QLD

Indulge in the stunning natural environment of the Currumbin Valley whilst holidaying in the coastal area of the Gold Coast. This beautiful valley boasts a tranquil environment with remnants of rainforests, uprising...

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Cbus Super Stadium

Cbus Super Stadium

Robina, QLD

Cbus Super Stadium is a 25,000 seat facility which is located in the heart of Gold Coast. There are a variety of events hosted at this stadium all throughout the year, but this venue is most utilised for NRL matches...

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Pacific Fair

Pacific Fair

Broadbeach, QLD

Pacific Fair is a large shopping centre on the Gold Coast and boasts over 130 fashion and accessory stores with one of the largest Myer stores in Queensland. Pacific Fair has a resort-style feel to it and there are a...

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Australia Fair

Australia Fair

Southport, QLD

The Gold Coast’s vibrant shopping scene includes a number of new and refurbished shopping centres where you’ll find an array of internationally renowned branded stores. Nestled in the heart of Southport, the...

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Robina Town Centre

Robina Town Centre

Robina, QLD

Robina Town Centre is one of the largest shopping centres on the Gold Coast; featuring over 350 retail shops that includes Coles, David Jones, Woolworths, Big W, Myer, Kmart, Target and Event Cinemas. Additionally...

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